Earring with a pendant Eros: one of a pair
Early Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.
Overall: 5.2 x 2 x 0.5 cm (2 1/16 x 13/16 x 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
Long wire hook attached to back of disc with a 12-petaled rosette; the center is a large bead and the petals are bordered with filigree wire; the rosette is bordered with two finely beaded rings of wire. Below this hangs a pendant in form of Eros, left arm raised and right extended below, holding a phiale (a shallow dish for wine used in religious ceremonies).
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; November 14, 1890: anonymous gift to MFA